I got to visit the Big Island, Kauai and Maui and was based on Oahu. I saw the live volcano crater, Green Sea Turtles, Whales from a distance well saw them spirt then a tail or so. Didn't see any breaching. Also saw waterfalls, mountains, and lovely scenery. Walked round the crater on Maui, saw Waimea Canyon and spent way to much time at Lihue airport. Also saw some beautiful orchids lots of coffee and cookie places. I went to Pearl Harbour which was quite moving. Also saw the waves on the North Shore. Went to the Polynesian culture center and saw the performance "Ha breath of life" and the Paradise cove Luau.
I even got to make my own ribbon lei. this is a small snap shot of what I did with a few photos. (only took around 1200)
Oh and I saw elvis at teddybear world.
This is on the big Island
On the big Island
Elvis is alive and well in Hawaii
This is the fern grotto in Kauai